I WOULD like to say a big thank you to Dr Boothroyd, of Quakers Lane doctors surgery in Richmond , North Yorkshire for the excellent and friendly way he treated my wife, Vera, recently after her unexpected fall from the bottom stairs at home.

I would also like to say thank you for the friendly treatment she received at the x-ray department at our local Richmond Friary Community Hospital and finally for the treatment she received Darlington Memorial Hospital x-ray department and fracture clinic there.

The service my wife received was really excellent in every way.

Who said that the NHS is failing in its medical care commitments to its patients?

I, for one, am most thankful.

Roland Bramham, Richmond